Want Happier Kids? There’s an App for That.
Want Happier Kids? There’s an App for That.

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  • Parents should focus on finding balance that works for their family, rather than time limits.
  • Technology solutions can help reinforce parenting efforts by consistently applying boundaries.
  • What's happening on screens is more important than how often they are switched on.
Teaching teens to connect without screens
Teaching teens to connect without screens

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  • Because screen use is an integral part of work, school, and personal time, learning a healthy balance in the pre-teen and teen years is important.
  • The rise of screens and social media has impacted how our kids' generation makes and maintains relationships.
  • Helping your teens learn to connect without screens requires both creativity and clear expectations.

Does my child have a technology addiction?
Does my child have a technology addiction?

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  • The average American child spends 7 hours a day in front of the TV, computer, phone, tablet, and other electronic devices.
  • Parents should be concerned if their child’s technology habit is having negative social, emotional, or educational consequences.
  • Establish "no screen" zones and times in your home.
8 Ways to Tame the Screen Time Beast
8 Ways to Tame the Screen Time Beast

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  • Too much screen time can not only decrease the time we spend building relationships with our family, but it can also cause things like anxiety, aggression, and obesity.
  • Setting limits on when, how long, and where screen time is allowed can help you get a handle on things.
  • When breaking a habit, it helps to fill the void with positive things like sports, books and playing.
Are Baby DVDs Really Making Your Child Smarter?
Are Baby DVDs Really Making Your Child Smarter?

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  • Recent studies show that educational materials made by baby media companies do not really work.
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no screen time at all for children under the age of 2.
  • The best way to help small children learn is by interacting face-to-face with them.
Study: PG-13 Movies Today Have More Violence than R-Rated Movies in the 80’s
Study: PG-13 Movies Today Have More Violence than R-Rated Movies in the 80’s

Article at a Glance Study shows that overall violence in movies has doubled since 1950, and gun violence has tripled since 1985. Movies that were given an R-rating in the 80’s would probably now only receive a PG-13 rating. Parents are encouraged to do their homework on a movie or video game before their kids … Continue reading “Study: PG-13 Movies Today Have More Violence than R-Rated Movies in the 80’s”

Monitoring Online Behavior: Do You Really Know What Your Kids are Doing Online?
Monitoring Online Behavior: Do You Really Know What Your Kids are Doing Online?

Article at a Glance Protect your kids by learning more about which apps and services they use and establishing family rules about online behavior. There are many apps and software options that can help you monitor your children online. Don’t get overwhelmed. Start early and take it one step at a time. Parents are used … Continue reading “Monitoring Online Behavior: Do You Really Know What Your Kids are Doing Online?”

You Are What You Watch: Violent TV Shows Lead to Aggressive Behavior
You Are What You Watch: Violent TV Shows Lead to Aggressive Behavior

Article at a Glance A recent study shows that children who watch more TV are more likely to exhibit aggressive and antisocial behavior in early adulthood. Another study shows that changing the type of TV shows your children watch can improve behavior. Experts hope that parents will limit TV viewing, but if parents aren’t going … Continue reading “You Are What You Watch: Violent TV Shows Lead to Aggressive Behavior”

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